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Comcast Launches DVR with TiVo Service in Boston Area

New Service Provides Integrated Search Across Both Television and On Demand For the First Time

Boston – Jan. 22, 2008 – TV fans in the Greater Boston area now have a new choice for recording their favorite programs with the launch of the Comcast Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with TiVo service. The new service combines TiVo‘s award-winning interface and exclusive features, including WishList searches, TiVo Suggestions and Season Pass recordings,with Comcast‘s comprehensive channel lineup and massive On Demand library – which includes the most high-definition viewing choices on the market – in one box.
“Digital video recorders and video on demand services have transformed the way consumers watch television, and Comcast and TiVo have been leading the way when it comes to giving consumers what they want to watch, when they want to watch it,” said Kevin Casey, President of Comcast‘s NorthCentral Division. “We are excited to work with TiVo to offer this integrated new choice of DVR service to our customers.”

“The Comcast DVR with TiVo service marks a milestone for both companies. For the first time ever, cable customers are able to instantly search across both television and On Demand using TiVo‘s smart search features as well as use the TiVo interface to navigate all of their digital cable services,” said Jeff Klugman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TiVo. “This is the first time a cable company has been able to offer TiVo directly to its customers. TiVo from Comcast is a significant improvement over the TiVo service that has been available to satellite subscribers in the past. And now, through our relationship with Comcast, the TiVo service has never been more affordable or easier to get.”

With the Comcast DVR with TiVo service, consumers can choose the DVR option that best meets their needs. The new service delivers premium recording functionality and comprehensive search capability, which makes it easy for customers to quickly find their favorite shows whether they are on traditional television channels or among the more than 10,000 On Demand programs that are available each month. For customers with high-definition (HD) service, all HD and HD video on demand programming is highlighted throughout the user interface so it‘s simple to find. Plus, users can program the service to automatically record the HD versions of shows. With 1,300 movie titles available each month, Comcast Digital Cable customers already have access to more movies On Demand than they can find anywhere else. Beginning next year, Comcast plans to offer more than 6,000 movies a month, and more than 3,000 of them will be available in HD.

The service also includes TiVo‘s exclusive search, discovery and recording features, including WishList® searches, TiVo Suggestions and Season Pass™ recordings. WishList searches automatically find and record programs that match viewers‘ interests, such as a favorite actor, director or subject; TiVo Suggestions are personalized recommendations that help subscribers discover new shows based on what they already like; and Season Pass recordings ensure that all episodes are automatically recorded every time they‘re on, even if the schedule changes.

The Comcast DVR with TiVo service uses the existing Motorola DVR set-top box provided by Comcast so customers don‘t need to purchase additional equipment. The service is just $2.95 more than standard HD DVR service, and customers who want to subscribe can call Comcast to schedule an installation appointment. Comcast also plans to introduce an option for customers with DVRs to have the TiVo software application downloaded directly to their set-top box. For more information about the Comcast DVR with TiVo service, please call 1-800-COMCAST or visit www.comcast.com/gettivo.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.9 million high-speed Internet customers and 4.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo‘s DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass recordings, WishList searches, and TiVo KidZone, have elevated its popularity among consumers and have created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo‘s DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features, such as TiVoToGo transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing “TiVo, TV your way.” The TiVo service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, California.

TiVo, Season Pass, TiVoToGo, WishList, the slogan ‘TiVo, TV your way.’, Series2, and the TiVo logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc.‘s subsidiaries worldwide.

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